How to delete an email address

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Marie-Ange Demory
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For some time now, we have left the old e-mail address to try another service Email they talked about so well.

The change, however, did not satisfy us that much and now we would like to retrace our steps and cancel the new account.

We will try to respond to this need by explaining how to go about it delete an email address.

Before deleting an email address, it's best to do a backup of all messages and save all contacts stored.



To back up the e-mail messages, present on the e-mail address you want to delete, you need to:

  • use an external client, such as:
  1. microsoftoutlook,
  2. thunderbird,
  3. Apple Mail,
  • so as to download all the data locally.

To set up a new email account in your client:

  • choose the appropriate item from the program menu - File> Account Settings,
  • press the button New present in the card Email, if we use Outlook,
  • use your email address and password,
  • or manually enter the IMAP parameters of our account, to download the messages.

How to delete an email address on Gmail

Let's start by figuring out how to remove an email address Gmail, without completely deleting your Google account:

  • ,
  • log into your Google account,
  • a page with the available services will open with the icon in the shape of next to it basket, to proceed with their elimination.

If we choose to delete Gmail, Google will ask you to enter a alternative email address (not Gmail), to be used as a username for other services associated with the Google account, such as Drive and YouTube, which will continue to be usable.



Once the button is pressed Come on:

  • a confirmation email will be sent to the other address indicated,
  • read it, to understand all the consequences of deleting your e-mail address,
  • to continue the operation, check the box that says Yes, I want to permanently delete [] and remove it from my Google account,
  • press the button Eliminate gmail.

If we want delete the entire Google account:

  • ,
  • log into,
  • you will be asked to read the various implications that this operation entails, such as losing access to all Google services,
  • check both items at the bottom and press on Delete account, to conclude the operation.

Delete an Outlook.com email address

If we have an email address outlook.com, to delete it:

  • ,
  • log into your Microsoft account by typing your email address and password,
  • click on the button NEXT,
  • tick next to all the options that are shown to us -
  1. outlook.com,
  2. Hotmail and OneDrive will no longer be accessible,
  3. Content may not work as expected,
  • indicate the reason why we want to close them, using the drop-down menu at the bottom.

After that:

  • press the button Flag,
  • press on that end.

For more information, regarding how the data is collected by the company, you can read the Microsoft privacy policy at.


Doing this will delete your Outlook.com email address, as well as your Microsoft account. This means that after cancellation, we will no longer be able to use it to access other Microsoft products and services, such as Microsoft 365 and Xbox Live.


In case we wanted to delete an alias:

  • reach ,
  • select the option Remove related to the alias we no longer wish to use on your Outlook account.

How to delete an iCloud email address

To delete an iCloud email address:

  • connect to the Apple ID management page,
  • access the account to be deleted,
  • from this screen, scroll down until you find the wording Elimina l’account,
  • click on the item Request account deletion.

At this point, a screen opens, which explains any problems and risks of deleting the ID, such as:

  • loss of access to purchased apps,
  • the inability to receive messages,
  • other.

A little further down it is also recommended to:

  • make a backup,
  • check active subscriptions,
  • log out of the account on the various devices connected to it.

All this done:

  • select the reason why we close the ID,
  • press the button Continue to finish the operation.

If we just want delete associated aliases to our ID:

  • log into iCloud from,
  • from the next page, click the icon Mail,
  • we'll be in the iCloud inbox.

To go and manage aliases:


  • click theicona dell'ingranaggio which is at the top left,
  • from here select the item Pref Renze,
  • choose the menu Account,
  • we will find the active aliases associated with your main email address,
  • to delete them click on them and select the item Delete alias.

How to delete a Libero email address

delete the Libero Mail address and, consequently, also the mailbox:


  • connect to,
  • log in using your credentials.

Once inside:

  • go toicona dell'ingranaggio top right,
  • click on it to open a menu,
  • search for the item Cancellation in the section on the left,
  • click on it to get to the screen where the cancellation procedure is explained.

To complete it, you need to:

  • fill in every single field indicated (name, surname, sex, etc.),
  • click on the button Next, print and sign that document,
  • scan it and send it to the customer service, with an attached photocopy of the front / back of the identity document of the owner of the mailbox.

We must make sure that every single field coincides with the document and, if there are any errors, correct them before starting this procedure.

The assistance service is available at:

  • fill in every single item,
  • attach the signed copy of the cancellation request with our data as well,
  • attach a scan or photo of your ID.

Once this is done:

  • press the Send button,
  • wait for Libero to cancel our account.

How to delete a TIM email address

To delete a TIM mailbox (o Alice Mail):

  • connect to,
  • enter your login credentials connected to the email we want to delete,
  • click on the button Proceed to go through the latest security checks before deletion.

From the next screen:

  • you are asked to enter the last 4 digits of the telephone number, associated with this account, to receive a message that can confirm our identity,
  • click on the button NEXT,
  • enter the code received,
  • press again NEXT to conclude the operation.

TIM will send an email with a link inside on which:

  • click within 15 days to confirm closing the profile,
  • this will be completed in next 30 days, but it will be unusable immediately after the click.

For any problems, please contact.

How to delete a Virgilio email address

Missing to see how to eliminate the Virgil's mailbox:

  • connect to our profile through the,
  • log in to your e-mail account by pressing the button NEXT.

From the next screen:

  • identify, at the top right, the symbol of a gear wheel,
  • click on it,
  • from here select the item Personal data management,
  • from the menu on the left, click on the wording Cancellation,

Before closing the account permanently, Virgilio warns that we will lose all emails and other consequences of closure.

If we are sure we want to continue:

  • check that you are not a robot using the captcha under the warning,
  • click Confirmation,
  • from the last screen opened, click again on Confirmation,
  • the account is deleted.

How to delete a stored email address

Delete a stored email address on PC, smartphone or tablet it is simple, and it depends on which device and mail provider we want to perform the operation:

  • access the application,
  • or to the address book management page,
  • search for the contact concerned and modify it or trash it, as needed.
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